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Self-referral to Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

What is self-referral?

Self-referral is a direct route to physiotherapy for those who live and are registered with a GP within the South Eastern HSC Trust.

You can now choose to refer yourself directly to you local HSC/Trust Physiotherapist. 

How Can I self-refer

There are 3 ways you can self refer:

Online Form - A form can be completed online and submitted at the following website:

Downloadable Form - A paper copy of the form can be printed off and completed and posted to the Central Booking Office or Email:

Paper form - A copy of the form can be picked up at GP's and Physiotherapy Departments, South Eastern HSC Trust and can be completed and sent to the Central Booking Office 1st floor Main Building Downshire Estate Ardglass Road Downpatrick BT30 6RL.

Can I self-refer?

If you are over 16 and are suffering from eg. low back pain, neck pain, or recent injuries such as strains and sprains or joint or muscular pain.  Self-referral physiotherapy is for you.

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Sexual Health

Sexual Health

coldBoth men and women need to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues that surround contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

For instance there are some STIs, like chlamydia, that you could be carrying without having any symptoms. This infection can affect fertility, so it's important to make use of the sexual health services available for free on the NHS.

Useful Resources:

Sex & Young People
A comprehensive guide to the questions you may have about sex from the NHS

Sexually Transmitted Infections
Issues, symptoms and treatments

Sexual Health FAQs
Expert answers from a qualified Doctor

Here you'll find tips for a fulfilling sex life plus advice on STDs, contraception and common sex problems.

FPA - The Sexual Health Charity
Sexual health advice and information on contraception, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy choices, abortion and planning a pregnancy.


There are so many different types of contraception available that you should be able to find the right method. You may have to try several different things before you choose the one you like most.

Types of contraception Where do you get contraception?

Useful Resources

A Family Planning specialist writes about the different types of contraception, the benefits and pitfalls and how effective they are

Contraception - NHS Choices
Information on Contraception from NHS Choices including why, when and how it should be used and with links to other useful resources.

Hormonal Contraception
This factsheet is for women who are taking hormonal contraceptives, or who would like information about them.


Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection among under-25s. Often there are no symptoms, but testing and treatment are simple.

Causes and risk factors Chlamydia is usually passed from one person to another during vaginal, oral or anal sex, or by sharing sex toys. It can live inside cells of the cervix, urethra, rectum and sometimes in the throat and eyes.

Useful Links

NHS Choices - focus on Chlamydia
Information, videos and advice from the NHS website

This factsheet is for people who have chlamydia, or who would like information about it.

These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice

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